I think I must have bunked off on the day that they taught us what to do with lobsters,” says Prue. Prue Leith is coming to the Cambridge Corn ExchangePrue says: “It’s because I’m the kind of cook that can’t cook for two. So I went to David and said, Look, I’m really sorry but your neighbours are really offended by your lack of a shirt and top and jacket. So I read for some really heavyweight newspapers, always a weekly column and then I towards the end of that time in the 80s, I thought I really, really want to write a novel. it never occurred to me that I’ve been discriminated against.”Prue Leith: Nothing in Moderation, Friday March 24 at Cambridge Corn Exchange.
SLB, formerly SchlumbergerThe University of Cambridge has renamed the BP Institute as the Institute for Energy and Environmental Flows, or IEEF. This decision has been made “to better reflect the scope of the institute’s research and its focus on energy transition”. “This name change reflects the breadth of research carried out at the IEEF.”The Schlumberger Cambridge Research Centre on the West Cambridge site. Picture: Keith HeppellThe IEEF will continue to receive funding from BP for projects that address shared goals related to the energy transition. The rebranding is not a shift away from fossil fuels, chief executive officer Olivier Le Peuch said in an interview.4 months ago Cambridge Independent
Cambridge United head coach Mark Bonner is hoping that today’s visit to Hillsborough proves to be his side’s last for a while. Mark Bonner's Cambridge United were soundly beaten at Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon. Picture: Simon Lankester“It was horrible for everybody – horrible to play in, to watch, to be part of because you just know it was a mismatch really,” said Bonner. It’s been really, really tough for us the last two visits that we’ve come and early goals have given them a boost and some momentum in the game. It is a situation that makes this month’s transfer window crucial for United, with Bonner hoping that new faces will start to arrive sooner rather than later.2 months ago Cambridge Independent
Hollywood star Bradley Cooper was at Ely Cathedral filming scenes for his latest movie, Bernstein, a biopic of famed American composer Leonard Bernstein. Bradley Cooper in Ely directing actress Carey Mulligan in Bernstein. Picture: Bav MediaBradley Cooper in Ely directing actress Carey Mulligan in Bernstein. [Read more: Worship & Glory display at Ely Cathedral gets to the point of needlework, In pictures: Cast of Grantchester seen filming in the Cambridgeshire village]The scene at Ely Cathedral which has hosted the filming of Bernstein starring Bradley Cooper. Picture: Keith HeppellThe scene at Ely Cathedral which has hosted the filming of Bernstein starring Bradley Cooper.4 months ago Cambridge Independent
Teachers have lost 23 per cent in real-terms since 2010, and support staff 27 per cent over the same period. The average five per cent pay rise for teachers this year is some seven per cent behind inflation. Tuesday, February 28: all eligible members in the following English regions: Northern, North West, Yorkshire and The Humber. Wednesday, March 1: all eligible members in the following English regions: East Midlands, West Midlands, Eastern. Thursday, March 2: all eligible members in the following English regions: London, South East, South West.2 months ago Cambridge Independent
What every parent should know about algorithmsThey knew what you cared about the most because the algorithm could work it out. There are multiple organisations who advise parents on how to protect their children and help them use social media safely. Because all their advice stems from the idea that 13 is a legally acceptable age to have a social media account. The Children’s Commissioner said recently: “This generation hasn’t known a world without social media, smartphones and 24-hour communication. You are just a business in America.”Read more Parenting Truths from Emilie Silverwood-Cope every month in the Cambridge Independent.5 months ago Cambridge Independent
Ms Truss had sacked her close friend Kwasi Kwarteng as Chancellor when their uncosted mini-budget sent the pound plummeting and interest rates soaring. Letters of no confidence began piling up in the Sir Graham Brady’s in-tray. Picture: Rob Pinney/PAIn her resignation letter she made thinly veiled digs at Ms Truss, criticising the direction of the government especially on issues relating to immigration and Channel crossings. But in the chaos not even Ms Truss voted. Ms Truss’ statement was brief.5 months ago Cambridge Independent
A lung cancer nurse with decades of NHS service, a cardiology doctor described as an ‘inspiration’ to students and a team which set up a new ward in 24 hours on New Year’s Eve were among the winners at Royal Papworth Hospital’s Staff Awards 2022. The Team of the Year Award went to the hospital’s Ward 3 North team for setting up a new respiratory unit to care for acute Covid-19 patients who were taken to Royal Papworth from other hospitals across the East of England region. Comprising 15 categories, the awards recognised achievement aligning to the hospital’s values of compassion, excellence and collaboration. The winners were each presented with a trophy and gift vouchers, while those highly commended received a certificate and vouchers. “It is also a chance to say thank you to all our staff who represent our values of collaboration, compassion and excellence in their everyday efforts.2 months ago Cambridge Independent